Hey there I have always wanted to be an architect but university right now is so hard and we have about 20 assignments due at once. Can you give me some positive architecture motivation to not drop out right now
I am not good with words, I know that architecture school is brutal, but I also know it last a short while and then you get to be an architect for the rest of your life! Maybe some quotes from some people better than me at using words will help:
Life is architecture and architecture is the mirror of life. – I.M. Pei
Who said I was siding against anyone? I don’t have anything against Captain America, I just think Iron Man’s cooler. If Mr. Wright prefers a guy who just drank some serum and became a superhero overnight, that’s his choice.
MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN (born June 6, 1939) is an American activist for the rights of children. She has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans for her entire professional life. She is president and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund.
She attended Marlboro Training High School in Bennettsville, and went on to Spelman College and traveled the world on a Merrill scholarship and studied in the Soviet Union as a Lisle fellow. She also became involved in the Civil Rights Movement, and after being arrested for her activism, she decided to study law and enrolled at Yale Law School where she earned a Juris Doctor in 1963.
Marian Wright Edelman was also the 1st African American woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar.
Have you ever mixed architecture with another art? BTW: No, I wasn't stalking you in any way, I just love your content. Great job.
I think my blog is basically a collection of architecture mixed with other arts. But, in my opinion, architecture is always interacting with the other arts. Architects draw inspiration and use the same techniques as other artists to communicate.
“We don’t collect buildings… we take architecture seriously, but it isn’t art.”~ MoMA Director Glenn Lowry
With those words Glenn Lowry defended MoMA’s decision to demolish the adjacent Folk Art Museum during the January 28 “Conversation”. Alexander Gorlin, in an open letter to Architectural Record, calls this “a sad lifting of the veil on what was once a meaningful institution that supported the essence of contemporary architecture."
MoMA had been my favorite museum because it provided a place for architecture along the other visual arts. I have never been one to judge what others consider art, but the next time I read/hear about a pile of garbage on display at the MoMA I might throw a tantrum. I am not saying that the Folk Art Museum structure must be saved, cities evolve, but I am sure there is a way to retain some elements as a reminder, a record if you will, like many other museums have done before. Lowly’s words are an insult to all the architects that work daily to elevate the quality of our buildings, the words of someone without a valid reason to support that decision, and for me I don’t think I will be going back to the MoMA.
"The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright
“Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul.” ~ Ernest Dimnet